Airlines suspend mainland China services

Airlines suspend mainland China services

Airlines have updated their travel restrictions following the decision to declare the new coronavirus a public health emergency of international concern by the World Health Organization (WHO).

The following airlines have suspended selected services to China:

British Airways has suspended its Beijing and Shanghai flights with immediate effect until February 29. Flights to and from Hong Kong remain unaffected.

Delta is temporarily reducing the number of weekly flights it operates between the US and China. The airline will reduce this schedule to 21 weekly flights, offering three to four weekly flights on the same routes, until April 30.

LufthansaSWISS and Austrian Airlines havesuspended all flights to and from mainland China until February 9. The airlines will also suspend all acceptance of bookings for flights to and from mainland China until the end of February. Hong Kong flights continue as planned.

United Airlines says it will temporarily reduce services to Beijing, Hong Kong and Shanghai; 332 additional roundtrip cancellations form part of the reduction which lasts from February 9 until March 28. This will bring departures from the United States to mainland China and Hong Kong from 12 to four daily departures. There are no planned travel reductions to Chengdu at this time.

KLM Air France has suspended direct flights to Chengdu, Hangzhou and Xiamen and has reduced the number of weekly flights to Shanghai from 11 to seven. Flight adjustments are in effect until February 29. Service to Beijing and Shanghai is suspended until February 9.

Singapore Airlines and SilkAir will reduce capacity on selected routes to Mainland China in February. Details on the affected flights can be found here.

Virgin Atlantic will suspend all Heathrow-Shanghai operations. Service to Hong Kong is operating as scheduled.

RwandAir is suspending all flights between Kigali and Guangzhou. The airline says it will review the situation later in February.

Kenya Airways will suspend all flights to and from Guangzhou until further notice. Service between Nairobi and Bangkok remains operational.

QatarQantas and Emirates are among the airlines continuing services to Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou.

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